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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The South Korean military says the soldier used […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The South Korean military says the soldier used […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry Official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The official said the soldier is being interrogated […]

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Second Burmese Diplomat Defects in Washington

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Burmese diplomat has defected in Washington, D.C., the second to do so in less than two weeks. Soe Aung has told VOA’s Burmese service that he sent a letter to the U.S. State Department Wednesday morning announcing his decision to defect. He has been serving as the Burmese embassy’s first secretary. He was posted […]

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Burmese Diplomat Defects to U.S.

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Burmese diplomat working in Washington has told VOA that he is defecting to the United States. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dated July 4, Deputy Chief of Mission to the Burma embassy Kyaw Win requests political asylum, saying he fears prosecution if he returns to his homeland because of […]

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S. Korea Appoints a North Korean Defector to Key Post

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has chosen a North Korean defector to head a government unit in charge of educating its citizens on unification with the North. The Unification Ministry said Tuesday that economist Cho Myung-chul will be formally appointed later this week to a two-year term as head of the ministry-affiliated Education Center for Unification. […]

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